DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Teyana Taylor & More Name Their Favorite JAY-Z & Beyoncé Collaboration of All-Time
In the eyes of ardent hip-hop lovers, JAY-Z and Beyoncé are relationship goals personified. Though the swaggering twosome are always dripping in finesse, over the last 15-plus years, love has been the anchor that has kept their relationship intact. Yeah, Hov’s clandestine affair almost proved to be a fatal blow to their fairytale marriage, but, instead of watching their fiery romance extinguish, the flames only intensified with their ravishing 2018 joint release Everything Is Love.
Before Jay and Bey stymied haters with their love-happy soundtrack, over the years, they have blessed our ears with hearty bangers such as “Drunk in Love,” Crazy in Love,” “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Déja Vu,” “Upgrade U,” and many more. By displaying their unbreakable bond for each other on wax, Jay and Bey have threaded together the perfect fabric needed to sustain any kind of relationship trauma -- and their peers agree.
"Drunk in Love"
Russ: I think it was just a dope energy. It felt like they were really super married to me. It just felt really raw. I just fucked with the raw energy of that shit. It was really dope. What I love about them too, is that they mind their fucking business. Motherfuckers never mind their business, but they do. I don't know their relationship, but I think they're elite because they're the biggest. Jay is like the most successful rapper and Beyoncé is like one of the most, if not the most, successful female R&B artist of all-time. That shit together is just ridiculous.
"Crazy in Love"
DJ Khaled: My favorite Bey and Jay collaboration of all time is "Crazy in Love." Also, the ones that I've made with them including "Shining" and "Top Off," but the list goes on, like "Drunk in Love." The records that we've heard from them have all been great. That's JAY-Z and Beyoncé, the greatest that have ever done it. They can never do wrong in my eyes.
Mike WiLL Made-It: "Crazy in Love" is the first song that comes to my head. I still like "Lift Off" with Beyoncé on Watch the Throne. That right there gave me instant goosebumps. I feel like when they come together every time it's just ill. They always make ill music. That whole thing is black excellence. They're always uplifting each other.
Like when you heard Beyoncé sing "I'll be damned if I see another chick on your arm" [on "Ring The Alarm"] you felt that. We saw them grow as artists, and as a couple in marriage. Jay is uplifting Bey and Bey is always uplifting Jay. They never go on Twitter; they're busy keeping people guessing.
Desiigner: I love this [Everything Is Love] album. It got me going crazy. I'm feeling the vibes. I like when them two are together. I love "Nice." There's a couple of records on there, but that "Nice" has been stuck in my head, man. Shoutout to Beyoncé. Her vocals are amazing. She's an angel from God.
Rick Ross: Usually, when I cut on Everything Is Love, I just like to let it vibe. I just sit back and let it play. On Father's Day, I just sat back with the family and we just let it play. The album is most definitely is dope. You know I love everything that Jay does.
Nick Grant: The music and JAY-Z's flow on that was crazy. Plus, "Boss" off the new album is hard, too. I have so many, man. "Crazy in Love" was probably the biggest for them. Everybody is going to tell you that, but I'm like a true fan so I kind of dig deeper into the album cuts.
SiR: Jay's verse. You already know he had the God flow, but the way he put it together, it's hard to really be the best rapper alive and step on a "Déja Vu" song, but he still pulled it out very well.
"'03 Bonnie & Clyde"
Saweetie: It just made you feel a way and want you to get a boo for the summer.
Vic Mensa: [Rapping] "Look for me/Young B, cruising down the westside highway." Obviously, they remixed an amazing Tupac song. I always liked that record.
Ella Mai: There's something about their new album, especially "Friends." There's never been a truer word spoken, but with "'03 Bonnie & Clyde," they made you want to be that power couple.
Mack Wilds: I think at that moment, that's a song that I can play for my shawty no matter what. Like, one day when I have a girlfriend, when I play that record, that's that feeling that I want to have. That us against the world no matter what. That Bonnie and Clyde love.
Teyana Taylor: Man, Bey had the Manolos and Jay had the Timbs. I just loved the vibe of the whole video. It was so refreshing. I loved “Deja Vu,” too. You probably never heard this, but I loved “This How You Like It” from her first album. A lot of people don’t know about that. That’s one of the underrated ones that’s hidden in the stash. That was a good one.